William "Bill" KENNEDY

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Romaine and Bill Kennedy celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary. "Aww...that's my grandfather!! I miss him :( Here's a picture of both my grandparents. RIP and miss you both!" (Photo submitted by Granddaughter Janelle.)
Contributed by jskennedy86 on 8/21/11 - Image Year: 1987

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WILLIAM A. "BILL" KENNEDY, 71, of Port Royal, died at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1997, at his home. Born February 10, 1926 in Port Royal, he was a son of the late Banks and Jessie [Saffel] Kennedy.

His wife, E. Romaine [McCulloch] Kennedy, whom he married July 19, 1947, survives. Also surviving are: children, James B. Kennedy, Yeagertown, J. Douglas Kennedy, F. Sue Brewer, Pamela L. Kennedy and Penny D. Royer, all of Port Royal; brother and sisters, Daniel H. Kennedy, Port Royal RR2, Shirley J. Groce, Newark, DE, Jeanne E. Buczek and Jessie M. Nace, both of Mifflintown, Faye K. Stitt, HC 67, Mifflin, Ruth K. Wynn, Dauphin, Patricia A. Walters and Betty K. Robinson, both of Port Royal RR2, Paula K. Rosenstengel, Mechanicsburg; seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Herbert "Herb" Kennedy on May 24, 1975, and a brother, James Kennedy, in 1968.

He was a retired self-employed painter. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served in the South Pacific during World War II.

He attended Tuscarora Valley High School and was a member of Friendship Fire Co., Port Royal and Port Royal Ambulance Association. He was a former Port Royal Borough councilman and was Methodist by faith. He was a hunter and avid fisherman who won many awards and trophies. He enjoyed gardening and often had the prize-winning pumpkin at the Juniata County Fair.

Services were held Friday at Guss Funeral Home, Mifflintown, with Rev. Donald E. Bailor officiating. Interment was in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, where military services were conducted by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 1126 W. Fourth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Mifflin-Juniata Unit of the American Cancer Society, 112 N. Wayne Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.


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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/13/17 - Image Year: 1941
1941 PORT ROYAL CHAMPION BASEBALL TEAM: Front Row (L-R): Grover Wolfgang Jr, Batboy Billy Telfer, Robert "Mugs" Frankhouse; Middle Row: Russell Wagner, Dick Ulsh, Paul Fleck, James "Mayor" Kennedy, Bill Kauffman, Bill Kennedy; Back Row: Couch Charles "Bill" Telfer, Gerald "Smokey" Miller, Ted Bergstresser, James Robinson, Harold "Doc" Kepner, Harvey "Popeye" McClure, Brady Kunkle Paul Fleck said the last game went 19-20 innings 1 walkin run and no hits. The New York Times had article.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/10/10 - Image Year: 1945
BILL KENNEDY From a collection of photos titled "Our Boys in the Military (1945)"
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/13/13 - Image Year: 1962
BROTHER OF THE BRUSH: Bill Kennedy with his beard for Port Royal's Sesqui-centennial Celebration in 1962. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by jskennedy86 on 8/27/11 - Image Year: 1995
Bill and Romaine Kennedy - Husband and Wife (Photo submitted by Granddaughter Janelle.)
Contributed by jskennedy86 on 8/27/11 - Image Year: 1985
Bill Kennedy doing what he loved best..fishing. I'm guessing this was taken sometime in the 1980's. (Photo submitted by Granddaughter Janelle.)
Contributed by jskennedy86 on 8/27/11 - Image Year: 1992
Bill and Granddaughter with one that didn't get away. (Photo submitted by Granddaughter Janelle.)
Contributed by jskennedy86 on 8/27/11 - Image Year: 1995
Bill Kennedy with granddaughters Megan and Janelle. (Photo submitted by Granddaughter Janelle.)
Contributed by janellekennedy1986 on 3/19/14
Thank you for posting this. Made me tear up looking through the pictures. Oh I miss him so :(

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